Egypt, Germany sign deal to launch satellite by 2017

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Source: The Cairo Post

A new Egyptian Satellite will be launched by 2017 per an agreement signed last week between the National Authority for Remote Sensing & Space Sciences (NARSS) and Germany.

CAIRO: A new Egyptian Satellite will be launched by 2017 per an agreement signed last week between the National Authority for Remote Sensing & Space Sciences (NARSS) and Germany, Youm7 reported Monday.

The satellite will be used for the scientific activities, officials from the NARSS told Youm7, adding that Egypt aims to launch several satellites in the upcoming period.

According to the signed deal, the satellite hardware would German while the software part would be Egyptian. However, both sides did not agree on the body that will put the satellite into orbit.

On April 16, the new Egyptian Satellite EgySat was launched from Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan.

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